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Should You Hire a Financial Advisor? 4

Over the past year or so, my big financial goal has been to start investing seriously. This journey has taken me from experimenting with stock trading apps to opening a "real" brokerage account and looking to maximize my retirement account options. While I've been satisfied with my progress so far,...

Carvana Review: My Experience Buying a Used Car Online (And From a Vending Machine) 3

Would you ever buy a car online without even getting so much as a test drive? To some, such a proposition sounds crazy — but that's exactly what my wife and I did a couple of weeks ago. After exploring options, securing financing, and arranging a trade in via Carvana's...

4 Tools I'm Loving as a Newbie Investor 4

Well, it took me nearly halfway into the year but I have finally met my 2019 goal: get started with investing. To be clear, this actually isn't my only investment experience as I've had 401(k)s and IRAs in the past as well as purchased a few individuals company shares with...

Rewarding Credit Cards: 3 Cards We Use (and 2 We Have Our Eyes On) 3

Dave Ramsey hates credit cards. I say this as someone who's never actually listened to a full episode of his show, but I've heard his position on plastic again and again from various articles either agreeing or disagreeing with him. Personally, while I understand why someone like him who speaks...

#FinHealthMatters: The Biggest Financial Lessons I've Learned 2

Today, April 25th, is #FinHealthMatters Day. I was first introduced to this "holiday" last year when the Center For Financial Services Innovation brought it to my attention via a FinCon contest. Five-hundred, twenty-five thousand, six-hundred minutes later, I can honestly say I've learned a lot more about personal finance in...

Pros and Cons of FinTech Brokerage Options 3

I’ll admit that, once upon a time, I too thought you needed to be pretty wealthy in order to start trading stocks and actively investing your money. Then came the FinTech revolution, bringing (among many other things) a slew of apps that looked to lower the barrier of entry for...